Category Archives: Japanese Whisky

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dekanta 6th Anniversary Feature: Yamazaki Distiller’s Reserve

It’s dekanta’s 6th Anniversary and we’re celebrating by featuring one of our favourite Japanese whiskies every day until June 12th. Yesterday, we looked at the superb Hibiki Harmony – a whisky with no-age-statement but a lot of character – and if you missed that you can catch up right here. Today, we’re looking at another […]

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dekanta 6th Anniversary Feature: The Hibiki Harmony

In celebration of our 6th Anniversary, we’ll be highlighting a different Japanese whisky expression each day for the next 9 days. Each of the expressions we have chosen is iconic in its own right and has played a significant role in getting the Japanese whisky industry to where it is today. To kick things off, […]

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dekanta 6th Anniversary Feature: dekanta Exclusives

Since the founding of dekanta in 2015, we have been delighted to watch our business grow as we ship bottles of top quality whisky to thirsty customers around the world. It has been a pleasure to be at the forefront of the Japanese whisky industry throughout much of its boom and we hope that we […]

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World Whisky Month Feature: Hombo Mars

It’s week three of World Whisky Month and this week we’re focusing on one of Japan’s premier whisky producers who now operate two distilleries, produce some of the country’s best expressions and are picking up awards with increasing regularity. Of course, it’s Hombo Mars. As an added bonus you’ll be able to make big savings […]

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Whisky of the Month – Amahagan World Malt Edition No.3

We’re nearing the end of April and that means it’s time for our Whisky of the Month. This time, we’ve selected a multi-award-winning expression from one of Japan’s fastest rising distilleries that falls into the ever-growing World Blended Whisky Category – it’s the Amahagan Edition No.3 Mizunara Finish. Hailing from the Nagahama distillery, this fine […]

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5 New Whiskies Worth Writing Home About

2021 has been a relatively slow year for new Japanese whisky releases, partly owing to the on-going whisky shortage, and partly down to distillery closures as a result of Covid-19. However, in the past couple of months we have seen a handful of mouth-watering expressions appear on the market, from fine single malts to unique […]

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An Interview With Karuizawa Distillers & The Komoro Distillery

I was as excited as everyone else when I heard the news that a brand new Japanese whisky distillery was to be built close to the Karuizawa area of Japan. This gorgeous, scenic town had once been home to Japan’s now most legendary distillery, so a return to whisky production in the area was indeed […]

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Shizuoka Distillery – Pioneering New Processes In Japanese Whisky

Founded in 2016 by whisky importer, Gaia Flow, the Shizuoka Distillery is one of Japanese whisky’s fastest rising stars. It sits in an idyllic location high in the Japanese mountains in the Tamagawa district of Shizuoka, not far from the famous Mt. Fuji itself, and their liquid encapsulates the peaceful surroundings through its fresh, crisp […]

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Suntory Announces New Yamazaki & Hibiki Single Malts

In the first major Japanese whisky news of 2021, Suntory announced that they are launching two brand new expressions in their Yamazaki and Hibiki ranges – The Yamazaki Limited Edition 2021 and the Hibiki Blossom Harmony 2021. Whisky fans the world over will be delighted to know that both of these exciting new whiskies contain […]